Raw materials and steel stockholder Barrett Steel offers customers processing facilities, including shotblast finishing and laser cutting. The Bradford group has been on the acquisition trail, snapping up Cwmbran Steels last year and Woodberry Chilcott in 2005. Expansion and rising steel prices helped lift sales to £220.8m in 2006. The family firm, led by managing director James Barrett, carries around 77,000 tonnes of steel at any time in its warehouses across Britain.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank116
CompanyBarrett Steel
ActivitySteel stockholder
LocationBradford
Sales £m220.8
Operating profit £m15
Main shareholdersBarrett family and management
Staff1,007
Founded1866
Websitewww.barrettsteel.com

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